WHO Support for Soda Taxes

The World Health Organisation has published a global list of countries in its WHO Manual that have introduced taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, and is calling on all countries to tax sugar drinks in order to save lives. Eighty-five countries are listed as having some form of sugar taxation in the WHO Manual, with several countries […]

70 percent of Thais at Risk of Diabetes

After a survey showed that over 7 in 10 people were at risk of diabetes in the Thai capital, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has launched the “Diabetes-Free Thais” campaign to show city-dwellers how they can combat the debilitating disease. A partnership between the Diabetes Association of Thailand and Merck Thailand is behind the campaign […]

Sugar Taxes Nigeria

The Nigerian federal government says it is committed to attain the global best practice of nearly 20 per cent taxation on the final retail price on all sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). With non-communicable diseases believed to be the leading cause of death in Nigeria and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, evidence-based interventions are being recommended by […]

Surge in T2D in Rural India

Rural India is grappling with a surge in type 2 diabetes (T2D) that signals a significant shift in lifestyles and dietary habits among the population. The rise of T2D reflects the transition from traditional, physically active lifestyles to more sedentary ones, often accompanied by diets high in processed foods, unhealthy fats, and refined sugars. Data […]

Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes Risk

A study published in the journal Preventive Medicine, found that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) patients have a 34 percent increased risk for prediabetes suggesting ED is linked to undiagnosed prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in young men under age 40. Although ED is more common in older individuals with long-term type 2 diabetes, the researchers from […]